The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (R.A.B.I.) provides financial support to farming people of all ages, particularly those on low incomes and little in the way of savings when they are in financial difficulty.
RSABI supports people from Scottish agriculture emotionally, practically and financially in times of need. The service is available to those from farming, crofting, and growing or their dependants. This is a comprehensive service to clients who are experiencing difficult times to enable them to move forward.
The Farm Safety Foundation is a charity working to challenge and change the industry’s risk taking behaviour and address the poor safety record that farming continues to have. Through educational programmes and campaigns such as Farm Safety Week, Yellow Wellies and Mind Your Head, the charity is tackling the stigma around risk-taking and poor mental health, ensuring that that farmers are resilient and equipped with smart strategies and specific skills to live well and farm well.
YANA provides mental health support for the farming community in Norfolk, Suffolk and Worcestershire. They run a confidential helpline, access to counsellors and doctors and offer funding for counselling.
YANA has produced a directory of National, County and Regional support groups for farming and rural communities. Click on the image on the right to download a PDF version.
The DAC help those in the farming community through hard financial and emotional times, coping with animal diseases as well personal health. They run a confidential helpline and pastoral visits can be organised though this.
The DPJ Foundation was set up in July 2016 following the death of Daniel Picton-Jones. The foundation aims to support people in rural communities with poor mental health, especially men in the agricultural sector.
Tir Dewi – Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion & Pembrokeshire
Provides volunteers to talk to about problems and signposting to farming-focussed organisations who can offer practical help and support.
Progress are a consortium of consultant nurses working in dual diagnosis and substance use settings. Their website provides information on dual diagnosis for people in treatment, carers and professionals.
Talk to Frank is the national drug education service established in 2003. It provides information on legal and illegal drugs for teenagers and adolescents, including a confidential information line and live change services on its website.